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Restormel Castle

Opens in 6 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Well worth a visit

Well worth the walk up to the castle (there is an onsite car park). Nicely maintained castle and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Victoria K
Must see!

This is a gem, a fantastic piece of well-preserved history and a real insight in to how our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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A great 13th century circular keep standing on an earlier Norman mound, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War. Commanding fantastic views, it makes an excellent picnic...more
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Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
+44 1208 872687
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the walk up to the castle (there is an onsite car park). Nicely maintained castle and good value for money, we spent an hour and half viewing the castle and walking around the moat taking in the beautiful and peaceful scenery. You are...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a gem, a fantastic piece of well-preserved history and a real insight in to how our ancestors lived and worked. On site car park gives easy access so don’t park on the lane and walk up. Well worth a few quid and a...More

1  Thank grahamberry2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed this castle walked from lostwithiel, about 3 miles round trip, but up a very steep hill. There is a small car park opposite if you wish. We did not pay as we are members. Loved this castle although there is not much of...More

Thank zoe152
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the A390 and down a single track road, with plenty of passing places, to a small car park; capacity about 25 cars. This might be a problem on a sunny, summer weekend. It would be a long walk from the centre of Lostwithiel. The...More

Thank Drehort
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the castle during a stay in Lostwithiel. Walked from our hotel which took about 30 minutes and the route is quite steep towards the end. Interesting to see the layout of the castle and the information boards were very useful. Only drawback was that...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to walk there from our local hotel In Lostwithiel but my goodness it is steep to climb coupled with approximately 42 steps once you reach the keep. However once up there the views are marvellous and the keep itself very interesting with diagrams...More

Thank Z8854NZcarola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we had a lovely time here the castle ruins are very impressive good information around the walk and lovely friendly and helpful young lady at the reception desk would highly recommend - definitely worth a return visit next time we’re in the area

Thank jan02090
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is off the A390 at Lostwithiel and down a single track country road for approx 1 mile before you arrive at a car park that leads up a path to the ticket office. It’s owned by English Heritage but I don’t have a...More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much a ruined castle, but you can still walk around the battlements and enjoy the views and conjure up the past! A beautiful location in very well kept ground with a picnic area and plenty of seating. Well worth a visit.

Thank ilderv0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the loveliest ruins we have visited. The castle is located in the most beautiful setting and very atmospheric of a good past. The English heritage lady was informative and very friendly.

Thank wndemery
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Darryl W
1 November 2016|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
It would have been about £4 each but as we joined English Heritage that day, it was included in our membership fees.